We deploy industry-leading independent Flight Test & Evaluation and as an aircraft operator, we understand how to deliver efficient and cost-effective safety and compliance systems. Our offering includes Aviation/Maritime integration via the certification of air vehicle/vessel operating limitations to specified standards, while our Operational Test & Evaluation capability supports our clients who are taking new or upgraded aircraft into service to achieve accelerated Initial Operational Capability (IOC).
We leverage the combined operational and flight test experience of our test pilots, flight test engineers, mission specialists and logistics experts, supported by our approved design capabilities, to support clients with managing the risk of their complex acquisitions from innovation/R&D, through development/acceptance, into service and beyond.
The United Kingdom and International Defence and Parapublic organisations.
Air Vehicle Original Equipment Manufacturers.
Government and Industry R&D organisations.
Benefits to our clients
We implement active risk management and underpin our offering with systems engineering and project management capabilities to influence requirements and design at an early stage to ensure low-risk, on-time and on-quality delivery outcomes that realise capability requirements.
Safe, assured and regulatory-compliant flight test
We have one of the largest flight test capabilities outside of aircraft manufacturers and government test organisations, which can provide truly independent, operationally focussed test evidence on which clients can assess risk and provide a sound basis for their acquisition and capability decisions.
Effective risk management and increased assurance
Our clients have unique operational requirements dictated by their specific operational mandates and environments, mission objectives and threat vectors which often cannot be fully met with standard ‘one size fits all’ offerings. We employ experts from across the aviation domain to aid understanding of the variables and demands of maintaining a risk profile that is As Low As Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).
Extensive operational knowledge
We have deep flight test and operational experience across a range of military and para-public roles; have flown over 200 aircraft types covering fixed wing, rotary wing and uncrewed systems; operated mission systems for overland and maritime ISR and Weapons Delivery and assessed all these aspects in development and operational test environments around the world.